Joseph Esser Photo and Video is a highly-talented photography and videography agency based in Kailua, Hawaii. Joseph Esser, the agency’s founder, enjoys capturing couples in idyllic outdoor settings to create one-of-a-kind photo experiences. This artist strives to create a relaxed rapport with all their clients and their guests for the best possible photos.
Joseph Esser Photo and Video enjoys placing couples in new and exciting situations. As well as photographing their wedding, Joseph also offers a unique underwater photography session. In this experience, he captures couples under the clear blue waters of the Hawaiian coast, creating stunning photos that are sure to stand out. Along with working on all the Hawaiian islands, this photographer has worked in numerous countries and is happy to travel again to memorialize your wedding day.
37 Reviews for Joseph Esser Photo and Video
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Christine · Married on 04/06/2019
Best. Vendor. Choice. Ever.
Choosing Joseph Esser to be our wedding photographer was definitely one of the best planning decisions we made! From the day we first contacted him to the day of our wedding, he was always so patient and kind to us. He responded to all of our questions promptly and never made us feel like we were asking stupid questions (even though we probably were, ha).
On the day of our wedding, he showed up on time and was so nice to all of our family, friends, and other vendors. Even though I was running 30-45 minutes behind schedule (my florist completely messed up my bouquet and my mom literally had to make me a new bouquet), Joseph was super understanding and kept reassuring me not to worry. Despite the delay, he made sure to get all the photos that I had on my shot list without making us feel rushed. It was also a hot day and he made every effort to keep us in the shade for the photos so we wouldn't be squinting or sweating. Everyone in our wedding party told us that our photographer was awesome and made them feel comfortable, even those who tend to be camera-shy.
Less than a month after our wedding, Joseph emailed us to say that our photos were ready! I had heard from other married friends that their photographers took 2-3 months, so this quick turnaround was such a pleasant surprise! Our photos are all SO beautiful. We did not have a fancy wedding, but Joseph made our wedding look like it belonged in a magazine. I am tremendously grateful to have beautiful photos to keep for the rest of our lives. Joseph is just a super talented, genuinely nice guy who wants to make sure your day is stress-free and that you have gorgeous photos to remember it. Hire him for your wedding - you won't regret it. Thank you so much for everything, Joseph!!!Sent on 05/18/2019
Steve · Married on 10/07/2018
We booked Joseph a couple months before our engagement photo shoot. We looked at his work through instagram and we both were amazed by his work. He was able to answer all of our questions and give us great recommendations in locations as to what we wanted as a backdrop. We went with his underwater photo session in addition to the land shoot. We were very anxious as to what to expect the day of the shoot. He was great in dictating us how to pose and what kind of shot he was trying to achieve When we arrived he was ready to shoot and with all the previous emails we had with him he knew what we wanted. He was extremely patient, professional and re-did a lot of shots to get that perfect moment. The water session was great. He had his assistant paddle us out to calm waters, worked on getting the perfect shot.Sent on 07/15/2018
After the photo shoot, he gave us a sample of what we would be getting and the stand alone sample was worth the money IMO by itself. We asked other vendors on pricing and the value we got out of Joseph was so much better off the bat with our initial phone calls and emails.
Erika · Married on 10/05/2017
Joseph and his team captured in a spectacular video our vow renewal ceremony. My husband and I are sooo happy and grateful that we hired Joseph to film our special day. They were very professional, they kindly guided us to record the most beautiful footage. Thank you for the most magical video!!! :)Sent on 11/12/2017
Joseph Esser Photo and Video's reply:THANK YOU so much, Erika! It was our pleasure to work with you! Thank you for making our work easy!
Joseph Esser is terrific at what he does! He makes you feel comfortable around the camera and captures the natural chemistry between each couple. He is very responsive in emails and always professional! We love working with him!!
Brides and planners love Joseph. He is easy to work with, efficient with his time and his photography is amazing!
Beautiful photography, very friendly and easy to work with.